We’ve all been there…
You’ve been working late to tie up loose ends. You’ve booked the cat into the cattery. Asked the neighbour to collect your mail. Stashed a bunch of food in a chilly bin.
Now, the dreaded job of packing.
You’re sure you’d started a list of what to take. But where the ding-dong is it?!
That holiday you booked months ago couldn’t come sooner. But the lead-up to it can increase stress levels and contribute to your exhaustion, right?
Holiday packing doesn’t have to be painful or have a domino effect on the enjoyment of your getaway.
Here are few tricks to save some heartache and get you in the road tripp’n mood …
10 Packing Tricks:
Apply the 80/20 rule
Yes, your new heels are beautiful. Yes, they make your legs look smoking hot. But let’s be honest, how often will you be rocking stilettos and a party dress on your camping holiday? Some ‘going out’ sandals will do the trick, otherwise jandals or pumps will fit most occasions. Get ruthless, and think about what you’ll wear 80% of the time.
Simplify kids clothes
Ziplock daily outfits for the kids to wear. Saving time, arguments and energy rummaging through a bottomless bag.
Use a binder clip over the head of razors to protect yourself from being cut.
Shoe dirt and underwear don’t mix
When you pack a suitcase, wrap your shoes in a shower cap. This will prevent the soles from touching your clean clothes. And stuff socks and products that won’t burst inside your shoes if you’re low on packing space.
Turn a cereal container into a rubbish bin for the road trip.
Prevent bottles from leaking by placing plastic wrapping over the container and then sealing it with the cap.
Contact Lens cases
Place concealer or lotions into contact cases rather than carting the whole bottle away.
Keep track of small stud earrings by fastening the set through buttonholes before slipping them into your jewellery bag.
De-sand your body
Just like on baby’s bums, baby powder absorbs moisture, which leaves skin dry so sand can’t stick. Making it easy to shake off those gritty granules, avoiding sand-laden hands on freshly prepared food. Win!
Avoid wrestling your towel at the beach – use a fitted sheet. Pin down the edges with a bag, chilly bin or shoes and create a playpen or simply a sand-free zone. Also handy for stashing your dirty washing in and creating a sack to deal with when you return home.
You may feel overwhelmed. But remember, you’re not travelling to some remote island without amenities, running water and a place to buy beer. With this arsenal of tips and fully-kitted accommodation here at the Resort you’re well on your way to a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.
So, have you booked your stay with us this Summer?
Why not sort that out now.